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OJJDP Fact Sheet Describes Factors That Lead Serious Juvenile Offenders To Reduce Offending Cover: Highlights From Pathways to Desistance: A Longitudinal Study of Serious Adolescent Offenders

March 22, 2011

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has published "Highlights From Pathways to Desistance: A Longitudinal Study of Serious Adolescent Offenders." This fact sheet presents findings from a project that followed 1,354 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after they had been adjudicated or convicted and examined the factors that caused these young offenders to continue, reduce, or stop offending. It describes how longer juvenile sentences, community-based supervision and aftercare, and substance abuse treatment may affect reoffending.

Resources:

"Highlights From Pathways to Desistance: A Longitudinal Study of Serious Adolescent Offenders" (NCJ 230971) is available at http://www.ojjdp.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=253020.

Print copies can be ordered online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

 

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